TrailBlazers Impact

TrailBlazers Impact

Empowered women and men share their secrets to success in extraordinary stories. Stories that touch your heart and soul and make you realize it is possible to prevail even in the face of gender bias and/or racial discrimination to blaze your own trail when there is no clear path ahead. Super entrepreneurial "how-to's" to help you launch your own business!


May 26, 2023 19 mins

Are you emotionally intelligent in your leadership? Emotional intelligence is as valuable as an IQ for a leader to build a high-performing business. In this episode, Michele D’Amico discusses the value of emotional intelligence in building thriving teams at the workplace.

Dr. Michele D’Amico is the founder of Vetta, a Marshall Goldsmith certified coach, and an executive leadership coach. Sh...

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Have you recognized your purpose, and are you living it? To live your purpose is to live in alignment with yourself and to do what you’re called to do without fear. Nadine Collins explains what purpose means and how to create a purposeful life that empowers you to make a difference.

Dr. Nadine Collins is a prolific speaker who has traveled to 80 countries and spoken in hundreds of cities th...

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April 21, 2023 27 mins

How do you walk away from a lifetime of abuse and negativity, heal, and find your truth? Brooke Kekos shares her experience with religious indoctrination and how she broke free from those shackles and found healing.

Brooke’s specialization within the realm of Relationship Management derives directly from the lifelong trauma that she sustained due to her upbringing within a domineering religious sect.

After 35 years of indoctrinatio...

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A consistent cash flow is a necessity in a business! But how do you achieve it? Athena Captain explains the importance of understanding your target audience, having a prospecting plan, a follow-up plan, and building a referral network.

Athena Captain is a coach, speaker, and author who coaches business owners, entrepreneurs, and high- level sales professionals how to fill their sales pipeli...

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April 7, 2023 20 mins

Did you know that seventy percent of Americans have debt or credit problems? If you have credit or debt issues, know that you’re not alone. Jen Lee talks to us about how to avoid prolonged financial stress by finding the right information.

Jen Lee is a debt and credit strategy attorney who helps her clients examine their financial situation and provide long-term solutions for reducing debt ...

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DeShawn Spellman is a Diversity Recruiting and Partnerships Manager with Lyft and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has had extensive experience managing major virtual conferences for some of the largest companies in the country. In this episode, DeShawn shares his insights on creating extraordinary virtual events and what his work in the diversity, equ...

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March 17, 2023 28 mins

Have you ever had a life-altering experience – a moment of clarity – when you realized you needed to take action or felt, “something’s got to give”? Stacey Luces did when she found herself in the hospital fighting for her life. She was one of the millions of women who are burnt out, unhealthy, stressed, and putting everyone and everything else above their needs. She struggled with feelings of not being enough – smart enough, financ...

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Named one of the Top 100 Business People Transforming Businesses, Hannah Kain is passionate about the supply chain industry and the logistics involved in starting and growing a successful business. She explains how over the last 25 years, she has evolved with technology and grown a hugely successful company.  

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Do you want to live a high-quality life, living better later in life? Christine Scheffer and Robert Fisher have discovered 12 important keys for anyone to follow if they want to enjoy a high-quality life as they age.

Christine Scheffer and Robert Fisher are the co-founders of Living Better in the Later ...

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February 24, 2023 57 mins

Dr. Nyla Khan talks to us about her upbringing in Kashmir and her extensive knowledge of Kashmir’s political, cultural, and religious background. She also compares diversity in politics, religion, and culture in places of war and the United States. 

Nyla Ali Khan is a native of Kashmir and a native speaker of the Kashmir language.

Listen in t...

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February 17, 2023 50 mins

Are you craving to create something and show up as your authentic self? Ann Bennett talks to us about being unapologetically yourself and not letting age stop you from creating a successful brand.

Ann Bennett is the founder of Renegade Branding, a best-selling author, coach, and Brand Profit Builder. She’s a renegade, creative entrepreneur, curiosity and courage driven, dedicated to helping...

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Have you considered the benefits of remote workers as small business owners? Jessica Miller-Merrell discusses the best practices for a remote work environment and how you can build a beneficial relationship with your remote workers as a small business owner. 

Jessica Miller-Merrell is an author, speaker, human resources professional, and workplace exp...

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Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath had a devastating effect on New Orleans’ families and businesses and on Sandy Rosenthal. Have you ever wondered what happened in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina? Sandy Rosenthal shares her firsthand experience and why she later became an advocate for her New Orleans community to avoid a repeat of the hurricane.

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  • How to take it upon yourself to fix a problem in yo...
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January 27, 2023 49 mins

This is your episode if you’re looking for effective ways to market your business online without paying for ads. Donna Miller of Purse Power interviews Greg Russell, who discusses the available strategies to help you generate leads through organic marketing. Greg Russell is the founder/CEO of SuccessTeam Marketing Group, LLC., a digital marketing company that helps entrepreneurs succeed online. He helps Business Coaches, Consultant...

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Anastasia Lipske is a speaker, podcast booking agent, branding consultant for speakers and podcast guests, podcast guest, and co-author. She helps speakers and podcast guests generate influence, awareness, and clients. In this episode, she talks about her career pivot and why she believes in the power of speaking and podcasting.

Listen in to learn how to pitch yourself as a speaker or a podcast guest on different platforms and ensu...

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author who does over 20 keynotes per year and has published over 60 books and 500 articles. Listen in to learn why consistency, resilience, dealing with high degrees of ambiguity, practicing referent leadership, and having a perspective and a sense of humor are the qualities you need to become a successful leader today. 

You will also learn about women’s natural behavioral, mental, and emoti...

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Cindy Benezra is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, sexual abuse advocate, and author of Under the Orange Blossoms book. She found trauma at a young age in the form of sexual abuse by her own father. This episode is one about overcoming and becoming more than your trauma. Cindy Benezra shares her sexual abuse story from her childhood, healing journey, and her passion for advocating for sexual abuse survivors. Her story is about survi...

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December 23, 2022 44 mins

When you hear “Bing Bing!” or “Let’s Take a Breath,”  you know you are at a Caterina Rand event. Women flock to her knowledge, skills, and fun-loving nature. Caterina Rando is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author, podcaster, magazine publisher, and philanthropist. She shows women how to thrive in business, how to recognize their leadership abilities, and how to be loud and proud about the value they bring. In this episode, C...

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Beth Van Zant used her power to recreate her life after retirement. She changed her life in a radical way to make the life she wanted. But what a challenging life! Can you imagine being a human resources director of people from all over the world? Crew ship staff are on contracts with a specific length. As human resources director, Beth has unique challenges when compared to other HR directors! She began at sea on Radiance on the S...

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